Lucy Kociaj, EA, MSA, CAA, RSSA

Business Owner at Focus Tax Resolution, LLC

Lucy specializes in completing tax and accounting projects for individuals, small businesses, and estates and trusts in preparing and planning their tax needs.

Lucy lives in Everett with her family. She is local, knowledgeable, and ready to help you with your tax and accounting needs. Between 2009-2010 she spent her spare time volunteering at Stevens Hospital, now known as Swedish in Edmonds, while working on her master’s degree. This was a life-changing experience that she carries with her into all life situations and client experiences. Having originally started her career in her native Albania, she has a wealth of experience in Tax and Accounting. She spent 28 years of her career in accounting in her home country of Albania and thirteen years working as a tax accountant in the US. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tirana University. She also has a Master of Science degree in Accounting (MSA) from Keller Graduate School of Management.

She is working with individuals, couples, and divorced persons to understand how to decide when to retire, how to claim spousal benefits, and how to navigate Social Security Regulations to maximize their benefits. Lucy is also an Enrollment Agent (EA), Registered Social Security Analyst (RSSA), Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA), and her areas of expertise are as follows:

  • Strong financial analytical and problem-solving skills, high attention to detail, pride in data accuracy & ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally
  • Extensive experience in Tax software: CCH ProSystem, CCH Access, Lacerte, TaxWise, and Drake.MS Office suite, SQL server, Quick books, and RSSA Roadmap software
  • Working with immigrants for ITIN applications, tax preparation and tax advice on how to pay taxes in the US while working as employees or business owners
  • Quick learner and adaptive working digitally
  • Tax Planning Advice

Fluent in Spanish and English

Denise lives in Everett with her husband, Jose, and youngest son Angel. She is a dedicated mother providing Angel with a homeschooling education. Denise is also a proud mom of her older son, who is working and living in CA after serving in the military for four years.

Denise specializes in Client Service Associate (CSA) where she manages QuickBooks Online and clerk tasks for tax and accounting offices. She oversees her husband’s landscaping business for all administrative and Bookkeeping including but not limited to state and federal tax documents. She also holds several CSA certificates serving medical offices, Kinder Care Learning Centers, and a couple of stores handling cash and other clerk tasks. Denise earned her CSA skills from Everett and Bellevue Community College.

Denise is an integral part of Hispanic community and can assist with translating to the English Language when needed. She is dedicated to help her Hispanic community with obtaining ITINs for those who do not have the number yet as well as helping with filing taxes in the US. She is an active listener, willing to help, confident and respectful.

Why Choose Us?



-Individuals (Immigrants)
-Business Owners
-Spousal Benefits (divorce)



-Experience in Tax Softwares
-Quick Learner & Adaptive
-Working Digitally
-Tax Planning Advice



-Strong Financial Analytical
-Problem-Solving Skills
-Pride in Data Accuracy
-Communicate Professionally